FINANCIAL SERVICES WEEK AHEAD AUGUST 23 TO AUGUST 27
U.S. House of Representatives
House Floor Activity
Legislation Considered Under a Rule
S.Con.Res. 14 – Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2022 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2023 through 2031 (Sen. Sanders – Budget) This budget sets forth spending guidelines for the listed fiscal years and is intended for use primarily to enable legislation via the budget reconciliation process. The measure directs House and Senate committees to draft legislation providing $3.5 trillion in spending to enact major aspects of President Biden’s economic agenda.
H.R. 4 – John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 (Rep. Sewell – Judiciary) This legislation would make amendments to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 sections 2 and 4 with respect to voting practices related to race among other provisions. Such changes would address decisions from Shelby County v. Holder and Brnovich v. DNC.
Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure) This Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684 is the Senate-passed version of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework. Totaling approximately $1 trillion in spending when accounting for annual spending as well as new spending created by the measure, the measure focuses on highways, transit, rail, pipeline, and other related matters.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules
The following measures have had voting postponed and may be considered in the House this week.
- S. 848 – Consider Teachers Act of 2021 (Sen. Braun – Education and Labor)
- S. 1828 – HAVANA Act of 2021 (Sen. Collins – Foreign Affairs)
- H.R. 1029 – Free Veterans from Fees Act (Rep. Steube – Natural Resources)
- H.R. 1154 – Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act (Rep. McEachin – Natural Resources)
- S. 325 – To amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes (Sen. Murkowski – Natural Resources)
- S. 272 – Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021 (Sen. Peters – Oversight and Reform)
- H.R. 3533 – To establish occupational series for Federal positions in software development, software engineering, data science, and data management, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Obernolte – Oversight and Reform)
- H.R. 3599 – Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Khanna – Oversight and Reform)
- H.R. 1204 – District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Salary Home Rule Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Oversight and Reform)
- H.R. 978 – Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)
- H.R. 2617 – Performance Enhancement Reform Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)
- S. 2382 – To authorize the National Cyber Director to accept details from other elements of the Federal Government on nonreimbursable basis, and for other purposes (Sen. Portman – Oversight and Reform)
House Committee Activity
Monday, August 23
Rules, Business Meeting: S. Con. Res. 14 Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2022 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2023 through 2031.; H.R. 4 John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021; Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 11:00 AM, H-313 The Capitol
Senate Floor Activity
The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, August 24 at 8:30 AM;
Friday, August 27 at 9:00 AM;
Tuesday, August 31 at 10:30 AM;
Friday, September 3 at 1:30 PM;
Tuesday, September 7 at 1:00 PM; and
Thursday, September 9 at Noon.
When the Senate adjourns on Thursday, it will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 13, 2021.
On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education.
At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Kvaal nomination.
Cloture has been filed on the following items:
- Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education.
- Executive Calendar #252, David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
- Executive Calendar #260, Angel Kelley, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
- Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
- Motion to proceed to Calendar #77, S.2093, For the People Act of 2021.
Monday, September 13 at 5:30 PM – roll call vote:
- Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education.
Senate Committee Activity
The Senate has not noticed any committee business this week.